Apertura 10" Dob Parracor, round table platform
TMB/APM 115 LZOS APO w/ silver CNC
Astro Tech 72ED
on CGE PRO
Paul B. Jones http://www.astrobin.com/users/bunyon/
VX Mount EdgeHD 8 Hyperstar III AT65EDQ WO66mm SXVR-H694C Orion mini-guider Lodestar mono Chamelon mono Slim line OAG
Quote:That picture doesn't look the same to me, not familiar with NEQ6, but the holes for the polar alignment post appear in that pic closer to the center of the mount. Whereas the AVX, the post holes look more to be close to the edge of the outer circle.
Quote:I found this Skywatcher portable pier online and it looks like it might work. I have on order a VX mount hopefully will be here in the next week. I want to install it on a pier rather than use the tripod. I do not know the height or weight and I am waiting for a manual for the pier. I wanted something that could be moved if necessary and this suckerhas casters included and is adjustable. It looks very nice on the one of the websites I Googled. I have attached a picture.
Ed Thomas Deep Space Products www.deepspaceproducts.com
Quote:Hello Martin,Thank you for contacting Celestron. The polar finderscope 94224 is compatible with the AVX mount. Best RegardsWil Celestron Technical Services
Quote:Will the VX mount be able to handle the weight of the Celestron classic 8? I have the older "push-to" type. I see that newer 8's are in the 10- 12 lbs range. I would like to transfer the 8 to the VX. Thanks for any info.
Takahashi TSA-120 APO Refractor Lunt 60mm PT Ha Celestron Edge 800 & Edge 1100 SCT's Explore Scientific David Levy Comet Hunter Celestron AVX CGEM Mount's Televue Ethos 100* 21mm, 17mm, 13mm, 10mm and 6mm EP's Explore Scientific 82* 4.7mm EP Canon Rebel T3i DSLR SBIG STF-8300M, FW5-8300, OAG-8300, ST-Ic guide & planetary camera
~Casey~ Astro Tech AT65EDQ iOptron ZEQ25GT Orion SSAG Mini package/PHD Guiding Canon T3i (un-modified) DSS/BYE/PHD/PS CS5/Carboni's Actions/Gradient Xterminator Imaging from a red zone.
Quote:The simplest procedure to get a good alignment after an ASPA is to do nothing. At most do an unsync or a new sync.The scope knows the polar alignment error and when ASPA is done rotates the alignment matrix by the polar alignment error.It is easy to test this, do a few slews to bright stars, centre them and use the Identify procedure. This will give you the distance the mount thinks you are from the star.Chris
Scopes: Celestron 8" SCT, Explore Scientific 80mm Triplet Apo, Bushnell 7x35 Binos Mounts: Celestron Advanced VX, Celestron SE Cameras: QHY9M CCD, Canon 4Ti (650D), QHY5L-II (Color) Eye Pieces: Explore Scientific 82* 30mm EP, Meade 8-24mm Zoom, University Optics 9mm Orthos, Cheap EP kit Barlows: 2" 2x GSO, Tele Vue Powermate 5x Filters: Badaar 2" LRGB+Ha, UHC, Moon, Orion Sky Glow AP filter, AstroZap Baader Solar Filter.
Quote:It'd be nice if any owner could try some unguided pics with dslr and 200-300mm FL lens for testing tracking accurancy...
Orion XT8 Classic, Self built EQ platform
AstroTech 72ED, AstroTech 6 Imaging Newt
Celestron Advanced VX EQ Mount
Celestron NexStar SE 4/5 Mount (for grab and go)
Canon T3i, Canon XT (Hap Griffin Baader Mod)
QHY5L-II Mono/Orion 50MM Mini
Fort Bend Astronomy Club
Quote:I did ask in the other thread, why the fascination with unguided? It's not hard to guide.